Mood Boosters to Lift Your Spirits

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Try These Mood-Boosters to Lift Your Spirits Right Now

From coloring with your kids to playing your favorite song, carving out time for the small things that bring us joy is key for getting through challenging times.

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Cures for Weekend Cabin Fever

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Thriving During COVID-19

Over 150 employees have responded to the survey on the HarbinSTRONG portal asking “What are you doing to thrive during COVID-19?

It is great to hear that everyone is practicing social distancing, sheltering in place, washing hands, taking minimal trips to the grocery, cleaning frequently and overall following the CDC recommendations to stay safe and help stop the spread of the disease.

In addition, employees are practicing self-care and taking advantage of more time with family. Here are some of the ways Harbinites are thriving…

  • Making sure to keep in touch with family and checking in on them regularly.
  • Going outside as much as possible to be in the sunshine and fresh air.
  • Facetime to keep up with friends and family
  • Taking care of my health by cooking meals every night and also bringing my own lunches.
  • Doing fun activities @ home
  • Continuing to be active with indoor and outdoor activities… Trying to keep things as normal as possible for my children during this time of confusion and so many changes.
  • Morning devotional time & solo home workout.
  • Staying home except to go to work and pick up groceries. Exercising multiple times, a week. Taking multivitamins. Texting or calling family and friends to check up on them.
  • I am being overly cautious about hygiene. I am trying to stay positive to help with my mental health. I am attempting to exercise at home due to gym closings.
  • We are completing projects together that have been put off.
  • Encouraging everyone to get exercise, help with meal planning/prep, and trying to maintain a “normal” schedule wake up/go to bed on time.
  • Daily walks with the hubby and dog in the neighborhood.  Staying home and cooking instead of eating out or getting delivery.
  • Prayer is a must, to ask for strength and protection.
  • We have been doing a lot of activities as a family.  We just got some chickens so my boys, ages 3 and 4 are learning responsibility by helping care for the chickens and collect eggs every day
  • We are focusing on making more meals at home as well as learning new recipes that we can continue to use once the coronavirus is over! 
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Resources for Staying STRONG

New resources for staying STRONG during COVID-19 have been added to the HarbinSTRONG portal. Check out the following:

-“Stay STRONG – COVID-19” tab with resources related to mental well-being, eating well, financial wellness and FREE at home fitness ideas.

-NEW “Thriving During COVID-19” Workshop

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Spreading Kindness Campaign

As we wade through these unprecedented times together, it is important to slow down and show appreciation to those around us with acts of kindness. HarbinSTRONG encourages you to take time to spread kindness and look for specific ways to do small things with great love for those around you. Call a friend who might be isolated, pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, provide lunch for at risk kids – opportunities for kindness abound.

Log into the HarbinSTRONG portal for details.

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Active Coping Calendar

This Active Coping Calendar has daily actions for April to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. More resource at
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Our Words Impact Our Mental Well-Being


How Changing the Way We Talk About COVID-19 Can Improve Our Mental Well-Being

Some simple reframing can reduce our stress and actually change our brains.

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